Proceedings – District #18 Board of Education


Regular September Meeting

Distance Learning Room, EPS

September 8, 2011, 7:30 PM

President Laurie Waterbury called the Regular September 8, 2011 Board Meeting to order at 7:30 PM.  Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Heithoff, Kim Wells, Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis, Paula Jensen, Carlie Wells, Rita Heithoff, Shirley Thorberg, and Dennis Morgan.

President Waterbury led the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Waterbury reminded everyone that a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Law was posted in the meeting room.

School board meeting notice complied with Meeting Notice Policy #204.07.

Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular and Special Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.

AMH, Transportation Exp, $90.00; Binswanger Glass, Maintenance exp, $220.00; Boone Co. Medical Clinic, Transportation Exp, $75.00; Cengage, Instru Expense, $488.55; CVA, Maintenance exp, $275.54; City of Neligh, Maintenance exp, $5.00; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation Exp, $72.19; Deans Market, Operation Plant, $57.60, Instru Expense, $349.71, Instru Expense, $17.72; Duane’s Upholstery, Transportation Exp, $710.00; Eakes, Instru Expense, $415.89; ESU #6, Title IIA, $150.00; Elgin One Stop, Transportation Exp, $643.06, Instru Expense, $46.82; Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance exp, $10.23; Elgin Review, board expense, $398.35, Instru Expense, $357.00, Instru Expense, $141.75, Business Expense, $223.50; Ellsworth Publishing, Instru Expense, $268.20; Follett Ed. Services, Instru Expense, $392.17; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $308.39; Hadley Braithwait Co., Maintenance exp, $467.40; Hank’s Front End, Transportation Exp, $118.00; HM Harcourt, Instru Expense, $70.72; Island Supply and Welding, Instru Expense, $42.78; Jerry’s Feed, Maintenance exp, $14.27; Jonny Dodge, Transportation Exp, $339.77; The Master Teacher, Instru Expense, $730.90; Matheson Tri-Gas Inc., Maintenance exp, $135.00; McGraw Hill, Instru Expense, $725.42; Niobrara Valley Conference, Instru Expense, $400.00; Onesource, Business Expense, $66.00; Precision Repair, Transportation Exp, $72.09

Reimbursement, $414.75; The Station, Transportation Exp, $489.74, Instru Expense, $115.20; Wanek Pharmacy, Instru Expense, $10.97; Wells Fargo, Maintenance exp, $155.89, Transportation Exp, $89.17, Instru Expense, $28.30; Wells Fargo, Instru Expense, $13.43, Supt. Exp, $58.37, Principal Exp., $58.37; Winners’ Circle, Instru Expense, $33.86

Total Board Bills: “$10,367.07“

September Payroll: $168,603.91“

Total Board Bills/Payroll: “$178,970.98”

President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.

There were no Correspondence or Standing Committee reports.

Principal Patrick was attending the volleyball games and was unable to attend the meeting but submitted his report in the board packet. He included a class schedule with number of students in each course. He also reported the number of students in each school activity and listed upcoming events.

In action items, Steve Heithoff motioned and Kim Wells second to approve the 2011-12 district budget of $2,391,431.29 (General Fund $2,270,219.17 and Special Building Fund $121,212.12) as presented. All voted aye, motion carried.

Stan Heithoff moved to approve the district property tax levy request at 0.713359 (0.677202 General Fund and 0.036157 Building Fund) as presented. Ryan Reestman seconded the motion and all voted in favor. Motion carried.

Wells motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the 2011-12 tax request resolution. All voted aye, motion carried.

Bob Hoefer motioned and Steve Heithoff second to amend the 2011-12 negotiated agreement to allow teachers to trade two sick days for a personal day if something comes up after their personal days are used each year. All voted aye, motion carried.

Steve Heithoff motioned that each BC/BS policy holder will receive one $400 stipend (prior to taxes) due to the BC/BS premium holiday. The stipend is subject to the EHA agreement being signed and submitted prior to the November 1, 2011 deadline. Wells seconded the motion and all voted aye. Motion carried.

Stan Heithoff motioned and Reestman second to approve the technology purchase for 15 monitors and 10 desktop computers for $9,559.50. All voted aye, motion carried.

Supt. Dennis reported on the NVC and Northern Tier meetings that he had attended. Dues for the conference will be $400 this year. The Northern Tier held an elementary inservice last Tues. at Stuart. CCC met on Wed. and are in need of a parent representative. They discussed junior high requirements before entering high school. Mr. Dennis reminded members of the upcoming NASB Area Membership Meeting in Norfolk on Sept. 28th.

Teaching and coaching assignments for 2011-12 were reviewed. Some positions are yet to be filled. Supt. Dennis gave the opening school report with bus route information.

Mr. Patrick had prepared the assessment reports for the board. NeSA testing, MAP testing, and ACT results were reviewed. Elgin Public School showed overall good results.

The next regular board meeting will be on Thursday, October 13, 2011.  There will be a Board Policy #606.06 Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Hearing at 7:25 PM with the regular meeting beginning at 7:30 PM at the EPS Distance Learning Room.

Hoefer motioned and Wells second to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried, vote 6-0. The meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kim Wells, Secretary

Paula Jensen, Recorder

-This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.

Publish: Septemer 21, 2011